Become a Makeup Artist with Online Training

Learn how to become a professional makeup artist with QC’s online programs.

You’ll get:

  • Professional and up-to-date course content
  • Full business training to prepare you for a new career—included in the Makeup Artistry, Master Makeup, Special FX, and Fashion courses
  • A professional starter kit with each course
  • An international certification when you complete your course
  • Exclusive makeup discounts from brands you know and love
  • Video training from celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson
  • One-on-one mentoring throughout your course from makeup pros
  • 50% off all additional courses so you can keep mastering your skills

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6 Professional Courses | Common Course Combos | QC’s Professional Tutors

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QC offers 6 professional courses:

Whether you’re just starting out as a makeup artist or you’re a seasoned professional looking to expand your skills, QC has a program tailor-made just for you!

Each course has been developed by professional makeup artists working in the field. Assignments are designed to give you as much hands-on experience as possible.

Complete the courses at your own pace, and received personalized audio feedback from your tutor on all assignments. Use this feedback to improve your technique as you progress through the course!

Save Up To $200

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1348

Save $200
Pay only $1348 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1548

Pay Over 5 Months
$308 deposit and 4 installments of $310 for a total of $1548

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Extended Installment Plan

$1548

Lowest Monthly Payments
$106 deposit and 14 installments of $103 for a total of $1548

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Save $200
Pay only $1348 when you pay in full!

Pay Over 5 Months
$308 deposit and 4 installments of $310 for a total of $1548

Lowest Monthly Payments
$106 deposit and 14 installments of $103 for a total of $1548

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $200

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1698

Save $200
Pay only $1698 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1898

Pay Over 5 Months
$378 deposit and 4 installments of $380 for a total of $1898

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Extended Installment Plan

$1898

Lowest Monthly Payments
$98 deposit and 18 installments of $100 for a total of $1898

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Save $200
Pay only $1698 when you pay in full!

Pay Over 5 Months
$378 deposit and 4 installments of $380 for a total of $1898

Lowest Monthly Payments
$98 deposit and 18 installments of $100 for a total of $1898

  All prices are in US dollars.

Makeup Artistry Course

Makeup Artistry

Learn the fundamentals of makeup artistry, daytime, bridal and evening makeup. Then, learn how to start your own freelance business.

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Master Makeup Artistry Course

Master Makeup Artistry

Learn everything in the Makeup Artistry course plus makeup for theater, movies, fashion shows, and photo shoots. This is QC’s most popular course!

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Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1298

Save $300
Pay only $1298 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1498

Save $100
$298 deposit and 4 installments of $300 for a total of $1498

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Extended Installment Plan

$1598

Lowest Monthly Payments
$122 deposit and 12 installments of $123 for a total of $1598

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Save $300
Pay only $1298 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$298 deposit and 4 installments of $300 for a total of $1498

Lowest Monthly Payments
$122 deposit and 12 installments of $123 for a total of $1598

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $100

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$998

Save $100
Pay only $998 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1098

Pay Over 4 Months
$273 deposit and 3 installments of $275 for a total of $1098

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Extended Installment Plan

$1098

Lowest Monthly Payments
$139 deposit and 7 installments of $137 for a total of $1098

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Save $100
Pay only $998 when you pay in full!

Pay Over 4 Months
$273 deposit and 3 installments of $275 for a total of $1098

Lowest Monthly Payments
$139 deposit and 7 installments of $137 for a total of $1098

  All prices are in US dollars.

Makeup Artistry plus Fashion Styling Course

Fashion Styling

Learn the ins-and-outs of fashion styling including how the profession has developed over time, style basics and fundamentals, how to build a brand, and how to work with clients.

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Master Makeup Artistry Course

Pro Makeup Workshop

If you are an experienced artist, take your skills to the next level with this advanced workshop. Learn directly from executive makeup artist Nathan Johnson, and use techniques he uses on celebrity clients!

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Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1198

Save $300
Pay only $1198 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1398

Save $100
$278 deposit and 4 installments of $280 for a total of $1398

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Extended Installment Plan

$1498

Lowest Monthly Payments
$118 deposit and 12 installments of $115 for a total of $1498

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Save $300
Pay only $1198 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$278 deposit and 4 installments of $280 for a total of $1398

Lowest Monthly Payments
$118 deposit and 12 installments of $115 for a total of $1498

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1198

Save $300
Pay only $1198 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$1398

Save $100
$278 deposit and 4 installments of $280 for a total of $1398

Enroll Now

Extended Installment Plan

$1498

Lowest Monthly Payments
$118 deposit and 12 installments of $115 for a total of $1498

Enroll Now

Save $300
Pay only $1198 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$278 deposit and 4 installments of $280 for a total of $1398

Lowest Monthly Payments
$118 deposit and 12 installments of $115 for a total of $1498

  All prices are in US dollars.

Special FX Makeup Course

Special FX Makeup

Learn how to create ghoulish creatures, age characters, apply bald caps, simulate injuries, and much more.

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Airbrush Makeup Course

Airbrush Makeup Workshop

Learn how to use an airbrush to apply foundation, correct imperfections and create fantasy characters. You’ll receive your own airbrush & makeup with this course!

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Common Course Combinations

Upgrade your training!

Enroll in a course with QC Makeup Academy, and receive a 50% discount on any additional course! Use this amazing offer to expand your training and get an advantage over your competition!

You can choose to take advantage of the 50% offer at any time! Common course combinations include:

Save Up To $200

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$2497

Save $200
Pay only $2497 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$2697

Pay Over 5 Months
$537 deposit and 4 installments of $540 for a total of $2697

Enroll Now

Extended Installment Plan

$2697

Lowest Monthly Payments
$141 deposit and 18 installments of $142 for a total of $2697

Enroll Now

Save $200
Pay only $2497 when you pay in full!

Pay Over 5 Months
$537 deposit and 4 installments of $540 for a total of $2697

Lowest Monthly Payments
$141 deposit and 18 installments of $142 for a total of $2697

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $200

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$2247

Save $200
Pay only $2247 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$2447

Pay Over 5 Months
$487 deposit and 4 installments of $490 for a total of $2447

Enroll Now

Extended Installment Plan

$2447

Lowest Monthly Payments
$125 deposit and 18 installments of $129 for a total of $2447

Enroll Now

Save $200
Pay only $2247 when you pay in full!

Pay Over 5 Months
$487 deposit and 4 installments of $490 for a total of $2447

Lowest Monthly Payments
$125 deposit and 18 installments of $129 for a total of $2447

  All prices are in US dollars.

Master Makeup Artistry +

Fashion Styling (at 50% off)

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Master Makeup Artistry +

Pro Makeup Workshop (at 50% off)

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The Expert Collection

Save Up To $200

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$3670

Save $200
Pay only $3670 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$3870

Pay Over 5 Months
$770 deposit and 4 installments of $775 for a total of $3870

Enroll Now

Extended Installment Plan

$3870

Lowest Monthly Payments
$342 deposit and 18 installments of $196 for a total of $3870

Enroll Now

Save $200
Pay only $3670 when you pay in full!

Pay Over 5 Months
$770 deposit and 4 installments of $775 for a total of $3870

Lowest Monthly Payments
$342 deposit and 18 installments of $196 for a total of $3870

  All prices are in US dollars.

Master Makeup Artistry +

Pro Makeup Workshop (at 50% off)
Special FX Makeup (at 50% off)
Airbrush Makeup Workshop (at 50% off)

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Meet the Tutors

At QC Makeup Academy, you’ll get one-on-one mentoring and detailed feedback from your personal makeup tutor, a professional makeup artist in the industry

Nathan Johnson, Executive Makeup Artist

Nathan is a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years of industry experience. Nathan has worked on over 300 famous faces including Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Paul McCartney, and more. His work has been featured in Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. He was a makeup artist on seasons four and five of Project Runway.

As the executive makeup artist for QC, Nathan is responsible for ensuring that all the course materials are in line with best industry practices. He’s also featured in the instructional videos for all of QC’s makeup courses.

Azzi Williams, Professional Makeup Artist

Azzi is a Sydney-based makeup artist with over 10 years of experience. Her career has taken her to exciting cities around the world including London, Barcelona, and Istanbul. Prior to launching her own successful business, Azzi worked as an international model. She credits her sharp eye for detail to her many years of experience in the modelling industry.

She has transformed countless models, dancers and actors, including Rihanna’s backup dancers!

Michele Mulkey, Special Effects Expert

With 14 years of experience working as a special effects makeup artist and prop maker in New York City and Los Angeles, Michele is the perfect tutor to introduce you to the world of special effects!

Throughout her career, Michele’s work has been featured in such feature films as The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, Sin City, Seed of Chucky, Constantine, and more. She has also worked on CSI Miami, Firefly, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Charmed.

Pat Armstrong, Professional Makeup Artist

Pat has been the owner and operator of Image Essentials Spa in Ottawa, Canada since 1997. Pat has studied makeup artistry and worked in cosmetics with major lines like Lise Water, Shiseido, and Lancaster. She is known for her ability to make every client feel beautiful, special, and confident through her expertise and kind heart.

Some of her A-list clients include Olympic medalist Elizabeth Manley, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

BBB Accreditation

BBB Accredited

We know that some students are anxious about enrolling for a distance education course in makeup artistry. Rest assured that we have the highest possible consumer satisfaction standing (A+) with the Better Business Bureau. We’ve had thousands of satisfied students take our courses who are now running their own successful businesses. We hope you’ll be the next person to follow this path!

QC’s Money-Back Guarantee

We stand behind our quality courses. That’s why we offer a full money-back guarantee. From the day you receive your course materials, you have 21 days to review the makeup artistry course.

If you do not find that the course is a good fit for you, simply return the materials, unused, with a tracking number, and your course fees will be immediately refunded. All that we ask is that you call the School to receive shipping instructions.

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